Sharper Iron

Join Rev. Jonathan Fisk and a guest pastor to test your mettle on “What does this mean?” and learn to spar with the best of them. Each episode covers the Daily Lectionary New Testament text.

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Gen 49:28-50:14
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Dying to Confess the Resurrection

Rev. Dustin Beck studies Genesis 49:28-50:14 regarding the death and burial of Jacob, how Christians can confess the truth of the resurrection even with death and burial, and the faithful witness Jacob’s burial gave even to the Egyptians.

Gen 49:1-27
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: God’s Faithfulness in the Latter Days

Rev. Zelwyn Heide studies Genesis 49:1-27 regarding the blessings and prophecies Jacob gives to his twelve sons concerning their future tribes, the promise that the Messiah would come through the line of Judah, and God’s faithfulness even to unfaithful people.

Gen 47:13-28
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Joseph’s Heroic Wisdom

Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller studies Genesis 47:13-28 reagarding the economic realities of the famine in Egypt and Canaan, Joseph’s God-given wisdom in his vocation of administering Egypt, and the preaching of the Lord’s Word that happened in Egypt during this time.

Gen 46:28-47:12
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Sojourning with the Promise of Christ

Rev. Sean Smith studies Genesis 46:28-47:12 regarding how Judah points to the fulfillment in Christ, the importance of Goshen as the place the LORD settled Israel, the Christian life of sojourning, and the blessing of Jacob fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

Gen 45:21-46:27
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Fear and Grace in Joseph’s Revealing

Rev. James Preus and guest host Rev. Shawn Linnell study Genesis 45:21-46:27 regarding how Jesus is a type of Christ, the fear of the brothers at Joseph’s reveling himself and Joseph’s grace toward them, the importance of sacrifices, and what this genealogy means.

Gen 45:1-20
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: The Big Reveal

Rev. Adam Koontz and guest host Rev. Shawn Linnell study Genesis 45:1-20 regarding the nuance of Joseph’s relationship and self-reveal to his brothers as well as God providence in the midst of hardship which foreshadows Christ.

Gen 44:14-45:3
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Pastor Fisk Passes the Torch

Rev. Greg Truwe studies Genesis 44:14-45:3 regarding whether Joseph could actually perform divination, Judah’s confession and act of sacrifice, Joseph’s role in Egyptian governance, and the consequences of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers. Rev. Fisk also passes the hosting baton to Rev. Timothy Appel, who begins hosting July 1, 2019.

Gen 43:15-44:13
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Innocence and Hidden Sin

Rev. Sean Kilgo studies Genesis Joseph’s testing of his brothers, the troubled consciences of Joseph’s brothers, trusting in the midst of calamities, and confessing secret sins and getting what’s not deserved.

Gen 42:29-43:14
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: The Sacrifice of a Son

Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt studies Genesis 42:29-43:14 regarding foretelling the history of Israel, how Joseph is a type of Christ, and the implications of this passage on pastoral care and waiting on God’s timing.

Gen 42:1-28
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: The Playful Charade

Rev. Harrison Goodman studies Genesis 42:1-28 regarding God’s means and God’s Will, how God preserves us in truth even when it seems bad to humans, Joseph’s love of his family, and why the conscience matters.